Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto 5 is expected in March 2013, although there's at least one industry analyst that isn't convinced it will arrive on time.

Robert W. Baird's Colin Sebastian has outlined his concern that the typical pre-release chatter from Rockstar has been largely absent.

Speaking with Gamespot, Sebastian said “By no means am I convinced that it will miss March, but there are a couple of factors to consider. One, we haven’t heard anything definitive from the company on release timing.

“Second, retailers typically would want 4-6 months lead time to prepare for a launch as large as GTA, and from [what] I understand they haven’t heard anything.

"Third, Rockstar rightly prioritizes game quality over release date, and this dynamic could shift timing.”

Despite this, Sebastian has also predicted that the game will be "a hit", with over 12 million units sold during the first three months of sale.